The future of Elkem is carbon-neutral

Elkem is among the world's cleanest metal manufacturers but still releases around 1.3 million tonnes of carbon emissions each year. This may now be coming to an end. According to the plan a research project will conclude with full scale production without net carbon emissions and without net supply of energy.

Si 2020 – improved production process

The basic principles of silicon production are around 100 years old. A number of different improvement measures have resulted in a considerably better process. In 2011 Elkem decided to start a research programme that would carry out a thorough review of each step of the production process to examine the residual potential that remains with regard to better material yield and reduced losses, lower emissions, and more efficient energy consumption.

Clean is profitable

The systematic work on combating dust has borne fruit for Elkem Carbon. The plants in Norway and China are leading the way in the battle against dust. In 2014, the requirement to wear a protective mask in the production hall at Fiskaa in Kristiansand was rescinded.

Elkem Business System

The Elkem Business System (EBS) plays an important role in all of Elkem's operations. EBS is first and foremost about improving customer satisfaction.The aimis to secure excellence in EHS, delivery, quality and cost.

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Trainee blog post: Silicon for the chemical and solar industry conference 2016

The 2. year trainees attended an international conference on silicon for the chemical and solar industry.
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Good performance for Elkem AS

Oslo, 1 June 2016: The annual report for 2015 is now available. The financal results for 2015 reveals one of the best years ever for the company.
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New blog post: Three trainee generations unleashed in Oslo

In the last weekend of February, it was once again time for our technical trainees to gather.

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Silicon Materials

Elkem Silicon Materials is Elkem’s largest business area and one of the world's leading suppliers of metallurgical silicon and microsilica. We deliver special products to customers in the chemical, solar, electronics, aluminium, construction, refractory and oilfield industries worldwide.

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Bluestar Silicones is one of the foremost fully integrated silicone manufacturers in the world.
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Foundry Products

Elkem Foundry Products is the leading metal treatment solution provider to the cast iron industry and a supplier of high quality special ferrosilicons to the steel industry. Our products, supported by our experienced technical service teams, provide innovative solutions for iron foundries and steel mills worldwide. The car industry, pipe producers and engineering companies are our important customer categories. 

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Elkem Carbon is a world leading supplier of carbon electrode materials, lining materials and specialty carbon products to metallurgical processes for the production of ferro-alloys, base metals and primary aluminium. Our facilities are located near all major markets.

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